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Neighborhood Calendar March 19, 2015

2015 RELAY FOR LIFE CLEVELAND COUNTY
2015 Relay For Life Cleveland County, Shelby Meeting Schedule: April 14, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm - Sweet Frog - Team Drop-in. April 15, 2015 - Uptown Spirit of Relay Celebration with Dr. Seuss and Friends at Earl Scruggs Center Event - 4:00-7:00pm. May 1, 2015 - Family Bake Sale at Medical Arts Pharmacy on Grover Street, 7:30am until. May 5, 2015, 6:00pm - Cleveland Vol Fire Department - Leadership Team. May 12, 2015 - Cleveland Vol Fire Department - Shirts and Bank Day. May 15, 2015 - Survivors drop-in begins a 4:00pm (t-shirt and goody bag pickup at this time) Survivors Walk begins at 6:00pm.
Double Springs Relay for Life yard sale to be held March 27 and 28. Clean out your closets, garage, and basement and donate it all. Then, come out to shop to help stop cancer. You can begin now bringing your unwanted treasures to the hand bell room in the Family Life Center. The yard sale and a hot dog supper will be held 5:00-7:00pm, Friday, March 27, 2015. Shop and eat supper, too. Saturday, March 28, the sale begins at 8:00am and ends at noon. A biscuit breakfast will be available. There will be sausage, ham, and butter biscuits, jam and juice, and coffee. All proceeds will benefit the Double Springs Relay for Life team.
Team Ollie will be having a fish fry fundraiser and scholarship fund in memory of Alan Biggerstaff, who Team Ollie is name, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:00 noon - 7:00pm, at the Friendship Masonic Lodge in Boiling Springs, NC. They will also be selling baked goods, and will have a silent auction the same day from 4:00-6:00pm. Contact Stephanie Newcomb, 704-472-5714.
May 16, 2015 - 2nd Annual Relay For Life Hope Jam, at the Ky Renaissance Fair in Eminence, Ky. Gates open at 5:30 starting with Chase Skinner, Six Mile South and our headlinder Confederate Railroad. Advanced tickets $15.00 and VIP tickets $40.00. Go to www.kyrenfaire.com for tickets online. All proceeds going to Relay For Life. Team sponsored by Eminence Speaker LLC employees.
Baking for a Cure! Cakes for donation. Red Velvet, $25. Pound Cake, $20. Contact: Charlotte Heffner at 980-295-9466.
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center
Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby, NC will be holding the following events in March:
Bingo - Each Monday Night (except holidays). Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00pm). Jackpot - 60 people or more $500, 60 people or less $300. Public invited 12 years old and up.
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00am - 10:00am - Monthly Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Schedule, at Council on Aging.
Thru April 15, 2015, Wednesday and Thursday only, 9:00am - 12:00pm and 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Please call the Senior Center at 704-482-3488 to schedule your appointments.
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:00am - DE-Cluttering Seminar, at Council on Aging.
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00pm - Performing Arts Follies, at Council on Aging. Open to the public. Tickets are $3 each.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:00pm - Walgreen's Wellness Seminar Topic - Nutrition & Exercise, at Council on Aging.
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 11:00am - 11:30am - De-Cluttering Seminar - How to set Goals, at the Council on Aging.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:00pm - Dine Around, at Showmars. Join them for a senior's night out for fun and fellowship. Call 704-482-3488 by Tuesday, March 24, 2015 if you would like to join them.
Friday March 27, 2015, 11:00am - Covered Dish, at Council on Aging. Take your favorite dish and join them for fellowship and good food.
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 11:30am - First Annual Easter Luncheon, at Council on Aging. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $8 each and may be purchased in the Secretary's office or reserved by calling 704-484-5493. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Hospice Cleveland County
Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC - Calendar of Events:
Hearts for Hospice Fundraiser - For a $1 donation (or more), you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church, anywhere you wish. There is a place for you to put "In Honor/Memory" of a loved one and a line for "From". Hearts can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building or by calling 704-487-4677 ext. 166.
Hospice Volunteer Training Class - Thursday, March 19, 2015. 9:00am - 1:00pm or 5:30pm - 9:30pm, at the Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. Hospice training is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice care and the services provided to the community. This 12-hour course is free. To get credit for the entire course, you will need to attend all days at one of the times offered. For more information, contact ext. 111.
"Reflections" Support Group, Tuesdays, March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 2015, 5:30-7:00pm - This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of the groups, please make every effort to attend all six sessions. Registration forms are available at HCC Administrative Offices or by call 704-487-4677.
Chicken Dinner and Dessert Sale, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Hospice Cleveland County, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, $12 a plate (1/2 Chicken, slaw, pickles, baked beans, roll, dessert). Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Drive-thru only. Proceeds support Hospice Cleveland County.
Springs Memorial Service - Patients that have died September 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 will be remembered. Family members will receive a special invitation. This will be Sunday, April 19, 2015. Time TBA, at First Baptist Church, 120 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC.
Plant, Seed & Information Exchange
Living Earth Sanctuary will host a Plant, Seed & Information Exchange on Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 until 5:00pm at Living Earth Sanctuary in Kings Mountain. The event is free & open to the public. For details visit www.livingearthsanctuary.org or call Stacey at 704-691-5787.
Cleveland County Arts Council
Art Gallery Exhibit (Randy McNeilly)- Exhibit Dates: Now - April 13 Opening Reception & Artists Talk: March 19, 5:30 - 7:30pm Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5:30pm Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Randy McNeilly's portraits adorn hundreds of living rooms and board rooms, and have been featured nationally in the industry's premier exhibitions.
Community Drum Circles - March 28th, 2015 will be the third of the community drum circles, hosted by Song Harper Music. Arrive at the Cleveland County Art's Council as early as 12:00pm to get your seat and warm your fingers and toes. They will play till about 1:30pm. This event is FREE and open to the community! Bring your drums; bring your family and friends. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Arts Council Benefit - There will be a fun 1-day event to benefit the Arts Council. You will find great deals on: Frames, Art, Pottery, Easels, Fabric, Yarn, Sewing Machine, Thread, Supplies, Tools & so much More! Help them by cleaning out your closets and studios! Donation drop off: March 23 - April 3, 9:30am - 5:30pm Accepting: Unfinished kits, yarn materials, jewelry (please bag in zip lock style bag), paints, frames, brushes, easels, prints, game pieces, art materials & supplies, pottery, art books, fabric, etc. Please nothing broken. Mosaic supplies (tiles, plates, glass) must be boxed.
Wine and Canvas! Painting Class with Cocktails!
A little nervous to paint? Don't be No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step by step. You will be amazed at your very own work of art. All supplies and refreshments are provided with the $35 fee. Just bring your friends for an exciting and fun-filled evening. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm, at the VFW Post 4066, 855 W. Sumter St., Shelby, NC. A portion of the proceeds will go to: The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association. For more information contact: KT Macomson, 704-482-9610 or CRKA office, 704-481-9535. For information by email: ktmacomson@aol.com. Sign up today! Register and pay online at www.wineandcanvas.com/charlotte-nc. Go the Calendar and click March 19th sign up pay. You may also pay at the door.
Fallston Elementary Schools Top Dog Talent Showcase
Fallston Elementary Schools, will have their "Top Dog Talent Showcase Friday, March 20, 2015, at Shelby High School - Malcolm Brown Auditorium, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm). Admission: $5 (at the door) (4 and under free!) Drawing for $50 U.S. Savings Bond provided by Fidelity Bank. Must be present to win. All proceeds go the purchase of equipment for the Music Department. Fallston Elementary School, 704-538-7341.
Casar Easter Bash
The Casar Easter Bash will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 2-5pm at Casar Park. They will have a huge egg hunt 5,000+ eggs, Spring Home, Garden, & Craft Show, 17ft inflatable slide, Games, bingo, bounce house, crafts, & much more. It's FREE! Make sure to bring your Easter Basket! For more information please call 704-473-5739 and check it on Facebook.
Lost Playwrights, Henderson
Lost Playwrights will meet in Kaplan Auditorium of Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 2:00pm. All persons interested in any aspect of the theatre or creative writing are invited. There are no dues.
City of Shelby Parks and Recreation Dept.
The City of Shelby Parks and Recreation Department is requesting proposals for rights to operate food and beverage concessions as described in the Concession Services Agreement. Interested parties must submit their Bid Proposal no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00pm. Bids must be delivered to the Parks and Recreation Department either in person or mail. Bids will be opened the day and time stated above. The City is not obligated to accept any bid for any reason, and reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent high bidder prior to awarding bid. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held to distribute the Concession Services Agreement and other information will be held at Shelby City Park on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00pm. Contact David Fisher at 704-484-6811 or email david.fisher@cityofshelby.com.
KM American Legion Women's Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt
Free Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:00pm - 1,000 eggs to hunt. Kings Mountain American Legion, 613 E. Gold Street. Sponsored by Post155 And Legion Riders. Call 704-739-6387 after 3:00pm for more information.
Communities in Schools Golf Tournament
Communities In Schools has a Golf Tournament on March 27 and needs help generating sponsors and teams to play. Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30pm, at River Bend Golf Club, Shelby, NC Details: In recent years our tournament has been in memory of Lane Alexander, former Cleveland County Manager. He was known and respected throughout the county. Communities In Schools of Cleveland County is counting on county-wide support for 19th Annual Communities In Schools Golf Tournament. All proceeds support their goal to keep Cleveland County children in school and graduating. Your donation helps place another caring adult in 14 of our district schools to offer "whatever it takes" support to at risk children K-12. The community's efforts are working -- graduation rates are up across the district. You can contribute as an event sponsor and by registering a team in the tournament. For more information and a registration form, call the CIS office at 704-480-5569 or download a registration form from the News and Events page of our website at cisofclevelandco.org.
Junior Charity League of Shelby, Inc.
The Junior Charity League of Shelby, NC, proudly presents its 1st Annul Charity Chase 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 25, 2015. With start and finish lines at the Shelby City Park, the course winds through the beautiful Sunset Cemetery where the late country music legend and Shelby native, Don Gibson, was laid to rest. Runners will pass Betty Singleton Holdridge's inspirational tombstone, which reads, "She came to Shelby as a simple fat lady in the fair. She left this earth as our friend." The course continues to the Historical District of Uptown Shelby, looping around the Courtsquare that houses the Earl Scruggs Center. This museum is dedicated to preserving the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs. Runners will make their final push back to the finish line at the Shelby Park where the award celebration will take place. 100% of proceeds will be used to purchase new clothing and hygiene items for Cleveland County children in need. For more information please visit our website at www.charitychase5K.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9337, 3300 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC, holds weekly bingo on Fridays. Early games start at 6:30 and regular games at 7:00pm. The event is smoke free. The public is invited.
Shelby No-Name Al-Anon Family Group
Shelby No-Name Al-Anon Family Group meets on Mondays from 12:00-1:00pm, at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 502 W. Sumter St., Shelby, NC. The purpose of al-anon is to provide support to friends and families of alcoholics. Anyone who is affected by someone else's use of alcohol or drugs is invited to attend. Call Mary at 704-477-8390 for additional information.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the 1st Monday of each month at The Bulldog Quick-Snak, 131 N. Main St., Boiling Springs, NC, 7:00pm. Open to everyone. Honor your Southern ancestors and learn about their adventures.
Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service
Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service. They offer the Amateur Radio Exams every Second Thursday of every month except Christmas. Contact Cly White (N4CLY) at n4cly@live.com or 704-669-5834 for details.
Cleveland County Partnership for Children
Cleveland County Partnership for Children is now accepting applications for the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program for the up-coming 2015-2016 School Year. The NC Pre-K Program is located in the 5 Star Centers listed below as well as Cleveland County Elementary Schools. (Apples of Gold Preschool 704-481-9265, Kiddieland Child Development Center 704-487-7005, Berryland Clubhouse 704-482-5102, and Restoration Learning Academy 704-471-2495). Children served in the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program must be 4 years old on or before August 31st and reside in Cleveland County. For application and screening information please contact the Child Care Center of your choice, the Office of School Readiness (704-476-8064), or Michelle Palmer, NC Pre-K Consultant at 704-734-2057. This is a FREE preschool program for those who qualify.
Child Support Announces Anonymous Tip Line
The Cleveland County Child Support Office has opened a new tip Line to allow the public to anonymously report the whereabouts and any other information of noncustodial parents who may be avoiding establishment and/or enforcement of a child support order. Tipsters will be able to call the Tip Line 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They will not be asked to leave their name or any other identifying information. When calling the Tip Line, helpful information would include the noncustodial parent's full name, date of birth, current address, phone number, place of employment, vehicle tag number, or any other information that could lead to the location of the person. The number for the Tip Line is 704-487-0661 and when prompted for an extension, dial extension 727.


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